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MM 10.19: Former Maryland men’s basketball star Kevin Huerter inks extension with Atlanta Hawks

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Former Maryland men’s basketball star Kevin Huerter signed a four-year contract extension with the Atlanta Hawks, the team announced on Monday. The deal is worth $65 million, which equates to roughly $16 million per season.

Before the new contract, Huerter was entering the last year of his rookie contract with the Hawks. Huerter has been with Atlanta since the 2018-19 season where he’s averaged 11.2 points, 3.3 assists and one steal in 29.7 minutes per game over the course of his three years with the team.

Huerter has had back-to-back consistent seasons for the Hawks. Last season, the former Terp averaged 11.9 points, 3.5 assists and a career-high 1.2 steals per game. He helped Atlanta to the Eastern Conference Finals before the Hawks fell in six games to the eventual NBA Finals champions in the Milwaukee Bucks.

In his two seasons at Maryland, Huerter was a major contributor. He averaged nearly 15 points per game in his final season with the Terps and he played a crucial role in both of Maryland’s NCAA Tournament trips in 2016 and 2017.

In other news

Maryland women’s basketball secured a commitment from Emily Fisher for the Class of 2023.

Maryland men’s basketball opened up at the No. 21 spot in the AP Top 25 Preseason Poll.

Former Maryland men’s soccer star Zack Steffen had brilliant efforts in goal in two games this week.

Maryland men’s soccer has had at least 10 wins in 27 consecutive fall seasons.

Maryland volleyball’s Laila Ricks and Hannah Thompson each reached personal milestones this past week.

Maryland wrestling shared some pictures from Media Day.

Maryland baseball will be playing Virginia in a scrimmage on Saturday at 1 p.m. in College Park.